"I pulled you over for Speeding. Do you have any idea how fast you were going?"

Regardless of what you ride, even if you don't ride at all, EVERYONE is welcome here.

Mr. Motorcycle

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I live at 1 Frozen place in, Minnesota, United States
My real name is Mark. For many years now my wife has called me Mr. Motorcycle. When I started my Blog I was looking for a catchy blog name, so I went with it. I'm happily married and I'm also a father of 6 children. I have two human offspring, one dog, two cats and one custom Harley. I believe that makes 6 children. When I'm not doing my real full time job, or going for a ride, I like to do art, custom paint jobs, and of course BLOG. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is phonetically spelled for avoiding spammers. (I actually do use the number 1 in the beginning.) 1mrmotorcycleATgmailDOTcom

*****This is my Bliss*****

*****This is my Bliss*****
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The photo above is my ride :
"Kenny" started life as a stock '97, 883 Sportster. It's been a work in progress since the day I bought it many years ago. Its mostly custom with a built, "slightly juiced up" 1200 motor.
The Metal Fabrication, bodywork and custom paint was done by me.

How the Hell did I come up with a name like Kenny for my bike you ask?...... Most people who name their rides, go with chick names. I of course had to be different. I think bikes look tough, cool and masculine; not feminine. Plus, my father "Ken" has helped make me who I am today. Therefore with a little twist on the name, my bike was named "Kenny".


Come check out my custom paint! Click on the logo above to go to my custom paint blog.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Mother's day tribute. Why do so many bikers name their motorcycles after women?

I've posted before that I named my bike Kenny after my father Ken, because I though Ken sounded too serious for me, and I could not name it Shirley and Ken, cause that just sounds stupid for a motorcycle name. I choose my father's name because I think personally that Motorcycles, no matter how sexy, are kind of a masculine thing.

Anyway, tons of folks name their bikes after women. It is standard tradition. I think some of it might come from the infuences their mother's had on them as children.

So for a Mother's Day tribute to all of the mothers out there, I give you the top 25 reasons to say thanks to Mom.

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . 'If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.'

2. My mother taught me RELIGION. 'You better pray that will come out of the carpet.'

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL . 'If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!'

4. My mother taught me LOGIC. ' Because I said so, that's why.'

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC. 'If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me.'

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT. 'Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident.'

7. My mother taught me IRONY 'Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about.'

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS. 'Shut your mouth and eat your supper.'

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM. 'Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!'

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA . 'You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone.'

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER. 'This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.'

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. 'If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!'

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE. 'I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.'

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION. 'Stop acting like your father!'

15. My mother taught me about ENVY . 'There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't h ave wonderful parents like you do.'

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPA TION. 'Just wait until we get home.'

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING . 'You are going to get it when you get home!'

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. 'If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.'

19. My mother taught me ESP. 'Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?'
20. My mother taught me HUMOR. 'When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me.'

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT . 'If you don 't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up.'

22. My mother taught me GENETICS. 'You're just like your father.'

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS. 'Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?'

24. My mother taught me WISDOM. 'When you get to be my age, you'll understand.'

25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE . 'One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you !!

(O.K. my father taught me number 25. But I think my mom had some secret influence going in on this one as well.)

I was the third of three children. Not referred to as the third child, but rather the "terd" child.



As I was running through the house with scissors, wearing a pair of dirty underwear, I realized I needed to get you a Mother's Day card. (My actual words were "Damn, I need to pick up a F-n card for Mom!"
So, with my messy hair, and unbrushed teeth, I hitched a ride to the store with a perfectly nice stranger who gave me some candy. And without the sales clerk (who I think you know from church) even noticing, I stole this card for you!
Well, anyway, I gotta go... My no good friends are jumping off a bridge, and, of course, I have to do it too!

Happy Mother's Day
from your son

Mr. Motoryccle


Lady R (Di) said...

ROTFLMAO! Did our mothers know each other? Actually, I think all that stuff comes right out of the "Mother's Helper Handbook". I know I have heard everyone of those phrases myself, at least a million times! LOL! Thanks for reminding us why we DO love our mothers so dearly. They're probably all stand up comedians in their secret life. Lady R

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Lady R.,
Glad you found humor in it like I did!

Dean "D-Day" said...

Too funny!
My mother also taught me to value the time spent with my father. As in, "Just wait until your father gets home!"

FLHX_Dave said...

I have to agree with LadyR. We had the same mom. This was a great tribute and gave me a good laugh at the same time. I love my mom!

B.B. said...

This was so funny! But the sad part is that I'm actually guilty of saying some of these things to my son. Never say never! :)

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Thanks for the comments!

Glad you stopped by, and thanks for commenting. I like you, finding yourself saying things your mother said, find myself becomming my Father. Good thing he is is a great man that I admire.

P.S. I Found your site. I stopped by and read a bit.
Nice. I'll be back.